The city of dreaming spires, Oxford is 56 miles (90km) north-west of Oxford, with excellent bus and rail services and has a population of approximately 180,000. Ancient and beautiful buildings dominate this English icon.
Aside from the beautiful buildings of world-famous Oxford University, there are many other buildings worth visiting while in town. Some are associated with the University, most of them are old and fascinating, and all are definitely picturesque.
Buildings in Oxford demonstrate examples of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera.
Oxford is strongly identifiable as a university town, with its medieval college architecture serving 30,000 students. The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, comprised of 39 colleges. The history of Oxford is twined around the growth of Oxford University, though Oxford citizens had what could charitably be described as a love/hate relationship (little of the former and a heaping helping of the latter) with the students who have flocked to the Oxford University colleges since at least the 12th century. The colleges of Oxford University are studies in contrast, ranging from the early medieval grandeur of Brasenose to the Tudor Christ Church, and the more modern lines of Keble College.
Oxford, coined the "city of dreaming spires" by poet Matthew Arnold, is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. The Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library and Bridge of Sighs make up just a few of the famous picturesque buildings of Oxford. Its charming scenery has been the inspiration for many, including Lewis Carroll and J.R.R Tolkien. There are also many recognisable scenes from popular films such as Harry Potter and TV series like Inspector Morse.
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|Hotel Name||Star Rating||Distance from the Airport|
|The Bell||5-star||3.4 km|
|The Galaxie||4-star||7.7 km|
|Macdonald Bear Hotel||4-star||2.76 km|
|Duke Of Marlborough||4-star||5.35 km|
|Oxford Hotel||4-star||5.98 km|
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